Bishops told to get out of churches

2013-07-27 22:48

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Rio de Janeiro - Pope Francis is challenging bishops from around the world to get out of their churches and preach and to have the courage to go to the farthest margins of society to find the faithful.

The pope celebrated Mass on Saturday in Rio's massive, beehive-like cathedral along with an estimated 1 000 bishops.

His message echoed what he has been telling pilgrims at World Youth Day all week: Get out of your churches to the peripheries and spread the faith to society's outcasts.

Pope Francis returns to Rome after the final mass on Sunday.

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